Field Tests of Dichlorvos, General Chemical 4072, Hooker Compound 1422, and Synergized DDT against Musca domestica

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In dairy barn studies at Savannah, Georgia, residual treatments of General Chemical compound 4072, diethyl 1-(2,4- dichlorophenyl)-2-chlorovinyl phosphate, gave excellent house fly, Musca domestica L., control for 16 weeks at 100 mg/ft2M, 11 to 12 weeks at 50 mg/fl2, 10 to 12 weeks at 20 and 25 mg/ft2, and 3 weeks at 10 mg/ft2. Deposits from emulsifiable concentrate and wettable powders were equally effective. Hooker Compound 1422, 3,5-diisopropylphenyl N-methylcarbamate, at 100 mg/ft2 formulated from an emulsifiable concentrate, gave excellent control for 7 weeks in a single dairy. Satisfactory control for the season was produced in 2 of 3 animal shelters treated with dichlorvos-resin strands installed at 30 linear feet per 100 ft2 of floor area. A DDT:synergist formulation (200:40 mg/ft2) was ineffective in the single dairy treated.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1964

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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